Here are 15 women-owned businesses in the Corpus Christi area

It’s Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting local women-owned businesses?

From restaurants and bakeries to jewelry and clothing, here are 15 women-owned businesses in the Corpus Christi area.

Made in Corpus Christi

This local boutique features Corpus Christi designers and creators for an assortment of Corpus-specific products, including apparel, accessories, mugs, home décor and more.

Made in Corpus Christi was opened by Nikki Riojas, who is also president and founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Society of Corpus Christi.

Or: 1524 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 361-480-0800 or

Betty and June

Betty & June's Corpus Christi location opened in 2020, as seen on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The boutique plans to open an additional location in Port Aransas.

The boutique, named after owner Jessica Jackson and her husband’s fashionable grandmothers, opened its first Corpus Christi location at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continued:Corpus Christi Betty & June boutique opens new location in Port Aransas this spring

The store specializes in unique fashion from designers based in Los Angeles and New York.

Betty & June started in Abilene and is about to open another location in Port Aransas.

Or: 4411 S. Alameda Street, Suite B, Corpus Christi

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact: 361-730-7338 or

Cosmetics lemonade stand

Lemonade Stand Cosmetics owner Rochelle Lowery poses with products.

This local cosmetics company, founded by Rochelle Lowery, now offers products for sale at HEB Plus.

Continued:Lemonade Stand Cosmetics is the result of the personal and cultural journey of the Corpus Christi couple

Lowery’s line of homemade, vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics includes products for eyes, lips, eyelashes, glitter makeup tools and skincare.

How to buy: Products can be found at HEB Plus on Saratoga or online at


COMMONS, owned by Cierra Riley, offers local brands owned by women or people of color.

Cierra Riley owns local store COMMONS, which offers local brands owned by women or people of color.

The boutique serves as a space for enduring brands showcasing Corpus talents.

Products include accessories, household items, pet items, local produce, and apothecary items.

Or: 415 D Peoples St., Corpus Christi

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact: 361-462-4570 or

Sew Bonita

Elena Flores opened her boutique at Hamlin Mall in 2021.

Sew Bonita sells colorful and creative products with a Mexican-American twist, often expressing the beauty of Coastal Bend.

Continued:‘Mexican-American flair’: Local artist opens new Sew Bonita store in central Hamlin

Or: 4034 Weber Road, Corpus Christi

Hours: Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Contact: 361-334-0272 or

Elena Flores opened her Sew Bonita storefront in the Hamlin Mall in November 2021.

Strawberry Moon Pearls

This local jewelry store sells contemporary native beads.

Strawberry Moon Beads were created by Carley Cunningham, an enrolled member of the Colville Reservation Confederate Tribes.

Colorful and pastel earrings with large patterns make up the majority of the company’s collections. Some of its products take between five and 24 hours to complete.

Cunningham occasionally takes custom orders.

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Fevered Moon Beauty Lab

Melissa Bratton, a local hairstylist, specializes in shags, razor cuts and bold colors.

Scrolling through her Instagram reveals a collection of cool 1970s-inspired cuts for what she calls “modern moonies and groovy girls.”

Or: 1225 Airline Road, Corpus Christi

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact: 361-876-6800 or

My Nail Girl Steph

If colorful and creative nail art is your thing, Stephanie Esquivel, or My Nail Girl Steph on social media, is the nail artist for you.

How to book: Available appointments are posted on Instagram at

Trendy dishes and vegan treats

This company sells “trendy” baked goods that are 100% vegan. Menu items include cakes and cupcakes, cookies, donuts, scones, conchas, cheesecakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and other holiday favorites.

The company also offers a weekly surprise box with five baking items delivered to your door every Wednesday.

How to order:

Lavender and Lee

Delicate, minimalist handmade jewelry with botanical themes is sold by Samantha Thurman, owner of Lavender and Lee.

Products in her Etsy shop include gold-filled chain jewelry, huggies, and threaded earrings with gemstones and pearls.

How to buy:

Daze Jewelry

Amanda Whitaker, owner of Dazed Jewelry, sells handmade gemstone jewelry for modern bohemians.

Its products include rings and necklaces often made of sterling silver and adorned with sea glass and opal.

How to buy:

cookie + crumb

Katie Nicholson stands in her bakery, Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop, as seen on Tuesday January 26, 2021. Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop was formerly Hamlin Bakery.

Katie Nicholson has renamed her family business, Hamlin Bakery, to Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop after it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continued:Hamlin Bakery rebrands as Cookie + Crumb Bakeshop and moves to new location in Corpus Christi

The fresh, from-scratch bakery is taking orders online.

Or: 1220 Airline Road, Suite 140, Corpus Christi

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How to order:

Twin Tree Farm

Dawn Dowell, a local baker, delivers fresh eggs and artisan sourdough products to Corpus Christi and surrounding areas.

The company currently offers full balls and half bastards, as well as specialty breads like chocolate, cinnamon raisins, focaccia, jalapeno cheddar, and olive parmesan.

She also sells sourdough croutons, lemon cake, and cinnamon coffee cake.

How to order:

Home Kitchen Trap

Trap House Kitchen owner and chef, DQ Chillis, stands behind the walk-through kitchen window of his restaurant, located at 1501 West Point Road, Suite 201, in Corpus Christi, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

This restaurant, owned by DQ Chillis, is located in downtown Corpus Christi and specializes in home cooking.

Chillis, a single mother, is the sole chef. His most popular dishes include Slow Motion, cheese-covered fries with crawfish tails and shrimp, and Trapiladas, or Trap House Kitchen enchiladas.

Continued:Back to business: Trap House Kitchen aims to revitalize black culture in Corpus Christi

Or: 1501 West Point Road, Suite 201, Corpus Christi

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2-6 p.m.

Contact: 361-452-0723 or

Sun Moon and Stars Vintage

Giselle Marroquin, left, and Kaili Ortiz are pictured in their store, Sun Moon and Stars Vintage, Saturday January 23, 2021. The pair are looking for year 2000 inspired clothing for their store.

This vintage boutique, specializing in Y2K fashion, opened in downtown Corpus Christi in 2021.

The boutique, owned by Kaili Ortiz and Giselle Marroquin, sells clothing and accessories for men and women, with a focus on streetwear and abstract fashion.

Continued:A new vintage shop, Sun Moon and Stars Vintage, is about to open downtown

They source their clothes from local thrift stores and Etsy shops.

Or: 505 S. Water St. in Water Street Village, Corpus Christi

Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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